Utilising our Resources
I have for some time been thinking about a couple of software projects that could help the Men’s Rights Movement.
1) A website that allows you to nominate Advertising, TV Drama, News presentation that is anti-male, or conversely, male-friendly. Visitors to the site could vote for whichever they found most offensive, or most agreeable. The net result would be a poll, ranked from worst offender down, and another poll ranked from most supportive down. The aim would be to then promote the site so that companies and media are well aware of how half the population perceives them.
2) A web-site that allows you to nominate a specific action you plan to take for fund-raising purposes. You describe what it is you plan to do, and the website will provide you with a link that you can then attach to any e-mail/blog posting/web-site you want. You would label this link ‘Help Fund’ or ‘Please Donate’. When someone clicks on this link, they will be taken to a web-page that will provide them with a bank account number to direct credit, or Credit Card details, or Paypal/Pecunix etc. The funds are kept in trust. There are clearly some prudential issues I haven’t thought through. (Maybe there already is a site that does this).
The net effect is that if you want to do something now and need funding, visit the site, state your case, then start posting the ‘Donate link’ in every electronic transaction you care to. The funds will start rolling in with no further action.
3) A ‘project web-site’ where you can enter software projects that you believe would benefit Men’s Rights, such as the two I described above. You describe your purpose and how you see your proposed web-site operating. Visitors to this web-site could vote on the individual projects of importance to them.
But most importantly, visitors with software development skills could volunteer to help. Once a requisite number of volunteers have signed up, the project can happen. (This is exactly how the ‘open-source’ movement operates in the IT world, and it’s so effective that it’s scaring the bejesus out of Bill Gates). A lot of high-school kids now have the necessary web-design and programming skills, as well as the time.
I f anyone else has been thinking about software projects they would like to see get off the ground, or have done so successfully, I’d welcome your comments.